MN Chapter Scholarship
SWANA MINNESOTA – LAND OF LAKES CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP FLOYD FORSBERG ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP— Applications Due April 28, 2017
The Minnesota Land of Lakes Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Scholarship Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the Floyd Forsberg Environmental Scholarship. The Floyd Forsberg Environmental Scholarship is for the 2017-2018 academic year, beginning in September 2017.
SWANA is a professional association of individuals involved in resource conservation and integrated solid waste management. SWANA is an international association, and Minnesota has been a chapter of this organization since 1986.
Floyd Forsberg was the first Minnesota State Solid Waste Program Director. He began work in 1968 when there were more than 1,200 open dumps in the state. Forsberg helped develop a state plan, with a major goal to eliminate open dumps in 1970. By 1978 the majority of the dumps in Minnesota were closed and 75 new sanitary landfills had been licensed. His vision and leadership is highlighted in this award.
The SWANA-Land of Lakes chapter offers three scholarships. The main scholarship awarded is $3,000, with two additional $1,000 scholarships awarded to the runners up. The awards will be presented at the SWANA Annual Meeting and Dinner, part of the Annual Conference & Show, on October 16, 2017.
Minnesota college students currently enrolled in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Soil Science, Solid Waste Management or other environmental related programs located in Minnesota, with sophomore standing or higher, are eligible to apply.
To Be Considered – Application Materials:
- A letter of application that includes a brief description of the applicant’s career goals in the fields of solid waste, environmental quality, environmental health, or related areas. The letter should not exceed two pages in length and should include all relevant contact information including name, address, telephone and email address. Preference will be given to those applicant’s whose career goals and field of study relates to solid waste management.
- A copy of the student’s college transcript and/or their current graduate transcript and their degree plan.
- A letter of recommendation from their college advisor, or another professor who is familiar with their studies and the student’s potential for growth, development, and service in the environmental quality field.
- Documentation supporting the students declared major.
Deadline: In order to be considered for this year’s scholarship, applications must be emailed by April 28, 2017, to Megan Dobratz, contact information is provided below.
Please send all application materials to:
SWANA National Scholarships
Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards
In an effort to promote education and professional development, the Solid Waste Association of North America established the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Awards Program. Eligible candidates must be sons, daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a SWANA Member (sponsor) in good standing as of May 1st each year. SWANA Student Members in good standing are also eligible for Category II and The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award Category.
May 1 – Deadline for submission of application materials to respective Chapter Scholarship Committee
June 1 – Deadline for submission of Chapter candidates for review by International Scholarship Committee
July 15 – International Scholarship Committee meets to select winners
August 1 – Announcement of International Scholarship winners
January 1 – Applications will be available
Category I: Graduating high school seniors or graduate equivalent certified candidates who have been accepted for enrollment in a junior college, a four-year college, or a university (any program).
Category II: Currently enrolled full-time college or university students who are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year and pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management.
The total amount given to both Category I and Category II will be $20,000. The Amount for each individual award are to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
The Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship Award:
Full-time students who are entering or are in graduate school pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management.
1 award of $5000